The Secrets of Strangers

Charity Norman
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A gunshot rings out in a London cafe and the lives of five strangers will never be the same again. The only thing that's certain is that nothing is as it seems.

SHORTLISTED FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL IN THE 2021 NGAIO MARSH AWARDS FOR CRIME FICTION


'If you're looking for an engrossing, heart-stopping and heart-breaking read, you simply cannot go past this.' - Kelly Rimmer, bestselling author of Truths I Never Told You

'. . . moving, raw and insightful . . .' - Good Reading


A regular weekday morning veers drastically off-course for a group of strangers whose paths cross in a London cafe - their lives never to be the same again when an apparently crazed gunman holds them hostage.

But there is more to the situation than first meets the eye and, as the captives grapple with their own inner demons, the line between right and wrong starts to blur. Will the secrets they keep stop them from escaping with their lives?

A compelling, heartfelt drama from the bestselling author of See You in September.

'. . . compelling and moving . . .' - New Zealand Herald

'The narrative is as tense and well-written as any Jodi Picoult drama ... a terrific suspense novel.' - The Press

Author bio:

Charity Norman was born in Uganda and brought up in successive draughty vicarages in Yorkshire and Birmingham. After several years' travel she became a barrister, specialising in crime and family law in the northeast of England. Also a mediator and telephone crisis line listener, she's passionate about the power of communication to slice through the knots. In 2002, realising that her three children had barely met her, she took a break from the law and moved with her family to New Zealand. Her first novel, Freeing Grace, was published in 2010. Second Chances (After the Fall) was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice and World Book Night title. See You in September, her fifth book, was shortlisted for Best Crime Novel in the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards for Crime Fiction. The Secrets of Strangers is her sixth book and has been shortlisted for Best International Crime Fiction at the 2021 Ned Kelly Awards and shortlisted for Best Novel at the 2021 Ngaio Awards.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781761066894
Awards: Shortlisted Best International Crime Fiction, Ned Kelly Awards 2021 AU; Shortlisted Best Novel, Ngaio Marsh Awards 2021 NZ
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: January 2022
Page Extent: 368
Format: Paperback - B format

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